Clowns and Tricksters : An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture
by Kimberly A. Christen Withey and Sam D. Gill


Overview - Clowns and tricksters are well-known figures in cultures throughout the world. In Western culture the clown conjures up images of carnivals and foolish characters in face paint. In non-Western cultures, clowns hold privileged status in religious ceremonies and origin myths.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Clowns and tricksters are well-known figures in cultures throughout the world. In Western culture the clown conjures up images of carnivals and foolish characters in face paint. In non-Western cultures, clowns hold privileged status in religious ceremonies and origin myths. Tricksters on the other hand are identified as disobedient, obscene, disrespectful, funny, powerful, paradoxical characters in almost every culture in which they are found.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780874369366
  • ISBN-10: 0874369363
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publish Date: November 1998
  • Page Count: 271
  • Dimensions: 10.42 x 7.36 x 1.13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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